Thursday, August 31, 2006

Great day!!! My dog ate my earrings

So today was the first day I had to teach a class at the LSS. I was totally freaked. I have no problem teaching kids...but ADULTS>>>Freaky>>>>Scary>>>Intimidating. I don't know why but doing anything in front of my peers I am completely nervous. So I got there early and did some extra computer stuff for my MIL. She doesn't get along so well with a computer. So I help her out. She is the manger at the LSS. Then came six o'clock...the starting time for my class and NO ONE was there...can I repeat NO ONE!!!!! Now I thought I got stood up. that made me sad. How disappointing to go through all the prep work and then not have people show. OH well they paid right!!! I got there money. Then about 15 minutes later two of the three showed lady totally inconsiderate. Didn't call to say she couldn't make it...she just didn't show. Nice Huh? the ladies were great and we had a great time and there blocks turned out great. I will take a picture tomorrow and post it this weekend. They are really great. It is going to be a monthly class at the store. It was great to start with a little class. It made it alot easier.

So I got home alittle bit ago and let Macy out of her kennel. I wasn't home more than 10 minutes and she snatched my earring of the end table and ran off. I couldn't tell what she had right away until I heard the crunch and saw one was missing. Then I chased her on our usual path and she of course got away enough and was too quick for me. In the process she swallowed the earring. ONE OF MY VERY FAVS. It almost makes me want to cry. This dog...what is she an alien. I don't know. I guess it is only a material possession. There just won't be another pair like those. SAD, SO SAD.

Have a great Friday!!!! :)

Monday, August 21, 2006

Great news

Last week I got great news on Monday I am an aunt fcr the third time so cute.
She was normal sized, healthy and adorable. Brietta Lynn . Here is the four of them. Mom, Syd, Lauren and Bri. Too cute. or so I thought. Until this pic arrived. Look how precious

She is just to cute. WE are not use to the large amounts of black hair. Must be from Sara's side. It is so hard to not be there to hold her. I can't wait til the next time we go home and the first time we get to hold her is.

Friday, August 18, 2006

the amazing moments of life

school started. I wasnt' so excited to go back this year. I had a few pit falls in my life plan. i thought I had a chance at a teaching job this fall and that fell through. I then thought I had a job at another school. I really thought I was a shoe in, that didn't work either. So I found myself back at GMS. Excited to have a job, but tenative, not knowing where I was going to be assigned. So Wednesday August 16th I headed off to school at 7:30. a little earlier than normal to check things out and talk to the teachers I would be working with. I got there about 7:50 and talked to a few friendly faces in the hallway. When I reached my supervisor from last year, I was disappointed to find out I was going to be working in the eighth grade. This meant new teachers, the same students I have worked with for two years, and a completely new curriculum. A more difficult curriculum, no more sixth grade science and easy math. I was now in American History, physical science, and ALGEBRA!!! All Subjects I love and that come really easy for me, except English, because 8th grade english is reading comprehension and writing....creative writing and research papers....eeeeekkkkk!!!!! I hate writing. Especially if someone is going to correct my punctuation and stuff. At least in blogger other than horrendously spelled words or using the complete wrong word, we really don't critizize or make fun, right? I am expected to help the kids learn the right way to do things and honestly I don't think I know the right thing...scary huh?

It wasn't until today that I really felt comfortable back at school. See there are a few things I look forward to each year that really has nothing to do with the students...more to do with staff comrodery...eating lunch with the same teachers for two years, the funny jokes and friendly banter in the hallways, and just a trust that gets built in your abilities. I was really worried that this had all disappeared and "It just wouldn't be the same". But I found a new group of lunchmates...incredibly funny, not the same but It is a chance to bond with some new people. The friendly banter in the hallway still happens with my one close friend (scrapbooking buddy) that teaches 8th grade, and I get to learn new things and improve on my blogging in 8th grade English class.. see they have these writer's notebooks and during this time I can't help the I get to write too. It is truely a great place to keep track of the cool God moments, possible scrapping journaling, and just blog ideas. It is great. A great way to observe the great moments of the day. It is really fun. So I will end this crazy blog with a few funny stories from the first days of school.

first: I have a student, a bit of a trouble maker, that I have worked with for the last two years. He has been ritualistic about not bring the supplies he needs to class. It is a huge pet peeve of mine. So today we were sitting in English class and they are required to bring a three-ring binder to class by today to get 5 extra credit points...and then they need to keep all of there stuff in here all year. I just assumed based on the past that he would remember to bring he brought everything that he needed...his comment was I thought I would leave a good impression, it is my last year hear. I thought we tried to make a good first impression with people not a good last impression. But I guess kids look at it different these days. I don't know.

the best story ever is this one: a little sixth grader walked up to the 6th grade principle yesterday. He said "Mr Mast, I could you help me get my schedule" Mr Mast said, "what do you have in your hand" , he thougth it looked like the yellow schedules we had handed out the day earlier. the kid replied, "that is yesterday's schedule I was wondering if you could get me today's schedule."

I thought this was the cutest and so funny I had to share. Kids are so darn funny all you can do is laugh. I truely am enjoying my schedule this year and love the new teachers I get to work with. It is also challenging to learn a new curriculum. It keeps you on your toes.. the great part is when you don't know the answers there is always the teachers manual. God must have really known what he was doing, i must have had more to learn before I was ready. All I know is I am going to take full advantage of the opportunity and learn as much as I can. Remembering to trust in God, he truely wants the best for all of us.

Have a great weekend.

Thursday, August 10, 2006

Randomness (A little Idea out of Darcy's blog)

**Ok so i just have to say for you scappers out there. Stop in to the store we got the most incredible MME paper in . Rachel C Check out her blog. she is one incredible designer. She never fails with her amazing use of ribbon and paper. She wasn't lying when she was in awe of the Bohemian line of paper. the embellishments are amazing. I am having so much fun making lo for the store.

Ok that is my plug for unforgettable: memories in the making. I have been working there all week. It has been so much fun. I can't wait until that can be my only job. that will be when my hubbie makes enough for both of us. Some day...I love dreaming.

**I have been amazed lately at home much money can control your life if you let it. It is really easy to fall into the view point: just a little more money will make everything better. Just a little more. I am fighting that view point.

**well i let some of you know that I was speaking at my church last saturday. It turned out I talked about trust wounds and healing. It is no wonder that I didn't feel I had it all under control. due to the message being about trust. God just wanted me to trust him. It took a friendly reminder from my amazing husband. I believe that preparing this message and presenting it was really all a lesson for me from God. I really believe I was able to get over a hump in growing deeper. I am just glad that it helped some others along the way as well. I am so humbled by the chance to speak at 808. It was good despite my feelings of wanting to puke. hehe. see i have trust issues. A cute story. Adrian and I usually don't talk alot on our way to church...but this time he so wanted me to think about something else that he talked the entire way to Goshen. that would be 20 -25 minutes of straight talking. I would even pipe in little comments about how nervous I was and he would just keep on talking like he didn't really hear me. I finally called him on it. It was so incredibly sweet of him.

I am so excited to have a night out with my husband this Friday, and a few other people, like 10 or so. We are heading to the funny bone and dinner. I will have pictures next week I promise.

*just a note to anyone who cares. We are having a big yard sale at Unforgettables on Saturday. We open early at 8 am. Come check out the new stuff and see the cheap yard sale items.

THis was kindof fun....I might try it again. Enjoy my random thoughts for now.

Monday, August 07, 2006

We made it a year!!!

I can't believe it has already been a year. We both agreed it has been a year of ups and downs, but the good things stick out above the rough.

We didn't due much do to having to save money to cover our sewer and water switch over. I especially enjoyed just spending the entire day together. It is so infrequent that we get to spend a whole day together. I am amazed at how much the little things mean to me lately. We then had a great time at small group that evening and also stopped by to see a cousin of Adrian' s who hasn't been in town for over four years.

On saturday night I spoke in church too. I have never felt so uneasy or unprepared about a message before. But I assume God was teaching me a lesson on Trust due to my message being about trust. It went really well once I got started. It is amazing to me how God uses our stories and our struggles to help others. I got to meet new people and it was simply by sharing a common struggle about trust wounds. Just being honest bonded me with a group of people I really didn't know well at all. God amazes me so often. I am just blessed to be a part of His work.

I can't wait to see what he has in store for us in year two.